ICPD Review: Global Youth Forum

4 December 2012 - 6 December 2012

Bali, Indonesia

The Global Youth Forum

Embracing the Voices of Young People

On 4-6 December 2012, over 650 young people and representatives from governments, the United Nations and the private sector, representing almost every country on the globe, came together with over 2,500 virtual delegates to make recommendations that would place youth priorities at the heart of future development policy. The youth forum was  part of the formal UN process to review progress, gaps and challenges in achieving the objectives of the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).

The Global Youth Forum focused on five crucial issues: 

  • Staying healthy
  • Comprehensive sexualithy education
  • Transitions to decent employment for youth
  • Families, youth-rights and well-being -including sexuality
  • Fully inclusive civic participation. 

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